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44m Benetti motor yacht Checkmate sold

11 May 2021By Malcolm Maclean

The 44 metre Benetti motor yacht Checkmate, jointly listed for sale by Allied Marine with Merle Wood & Associates, has been sold with the buyer broker remaining anonymous.

Delivered by Italian yard Benetti in 2013, Checkmate is hull No 18 in the yard's Vision yacht series. She features exterior design by Stefano Righini, interior design by Francois Zuretti and is the 100th yacht to be built by the yard in GRP. In 2018 she received her five-year class survey and was repainted from top to bottom.

Checkmate was asking €10,500,000

Checkmate sleeps 12 guests in five cabins, including a master suite on the main deck, and has separate accommodation for 10 crew.

Her black and white two-tone exterior makes Checkmate a striking yacht at sea or in the marina. Other design features distinguish her from her sisterships such as her larger square port hulls that give better views, a custom skylounge that has an increased number of windows, and an extra day head on the sun deck. Her custom-designed interior is described as ‘contemporary chic’ but traditional, with touches of Burl Madrona woods and Italian marble.

Amongst her outdoor highlights are the spa pool aft and curved seating forward on the flybridge and a table and sun pads nestled in her bow on the main deck.

Twin Caterpillar engines enable a cruising speed of 14 knots and a range of approximately 3,500 nautical miles, while zero-speed stabilisation ensures comfort at sea and in port.

Checkmate was asking €10,500,000.

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Benetti   44.2 m |   2012

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